We have, for the winter season,  built two floating photohides for use inside the Batsfjord harbour 

We built these in an attempt to get as close to the birds as we could, without scaring them of.

This has proven to be very successful. In these hides you can take pictures of birds from many different angles, and much much closer than usual You can get  great shots right by the surface of the water just as a bird is about to dive or comes up from the water, and all this is so close that you take a picture with focal lengths around 18-20mm..real wide.!
Also included are windows all round the shed, so you can get your shots and at the same time have a great view of everything going on around the shed





 Photo sheds:

Foto Hide number 1 (abowe) is a big one, with room for 8 to 10 people.  

Photo Hide number 2 (below) is quite small. There is room for three people plus some equipment.

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These moored sheds have proven to be excellent hiding places for a bird photographer.
King Eiders swim right up to the walls of the shed and does not take note that there is movement in the small windows of the shed.
Birds  are sometimes swimming so close to the shed, you can almost touch them.  


Bird Photographers who have tested our photohide can testify to a, somewhat cold , but wonderful experience...

and everyone got great close-ups of these beautiful birds.






Check out this video, shot in our biggest floating photohide

The KING's HARBOUR photo hide at Båtsfjord, Varanger, Arctic Norway from Martin Garner on Vimeo.





A webcam has been installed i the harbour. It is mounted so that you can get an overview of the entire harbour.

You can se the activity on the docks of one of Batsfjords  fisherys, Batsfjord Buket.

It is by this small factory that we in Arctic Tourist deploy our floating birdwatchers hide in the winter season.

With this camera you can allso watch big flocks of birds. The activity of the Eider Ducks, and more.

Its not a live stream camera, but a stillpicture thats updated once every 15 minutes.

Try out the camera by clicking here>>




 In Båtsfjord Port:
  King Eider, Long-tailed Duck and other species swim right up to the walls of our photohide.